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Pieterpad trail starting point

Long distance walking trail from north to south

Last souvernirs before Maastricht. The sign in front of the little shop in Pieterburen is a joke. The little village is the starting point of the Pieterpad long distance walking trail that ends at the Pieterberg near Maastricht, deep in the south of the Netherlands. The trail is a 492 km long hike!

Pieterpad Starting point

Pieterburen is a little village near the Wadden sea in the north of the Netherlands. The village is known for the 'Seal reseach and rehabilitation centre' and as starting point of the longest trail in the Netherlands. The finish is at the Pieterberg in the province of Limburg near Maastricht.

It's a long walk. Therefore most people walk the trail in stages.

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Route signs on the way
Route signs on the way
Hooray! Finally! There is the end point! Welcome to the Sint Pietersberg!
Hooray! Finally! There is the end point! Welcome to the Sint Pietersberg!

Pieterpad as a Marathon in 4 days

In September 2020, 30-year-old marathon runner Gerben Overmans walked out of the Pieterpad in one go. The average hiker needs about 26 days to walk the entire route. It took Overmans 'only' four days to run non-stop the 494 km long route from Groningen to the top of the Sint Pietersberg south of Maastricht. In addition to a record, the marathon runner also raised more than 25,000 euros for children in Tanzania.

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Adress and visitor information

Pieterpad trail starting point

Address: Hoofdstraat
Postal code and city: 9968 AG  Pieterburen
Province: Groningen
Additional information: The famous Pieterpad to St. Pietersberg in South Limburg starts in Pieterburen in North Groningen. The route runs along the Dutch-German border and is marked by red and white paint stripes.


Let op: The location on the map is an indication. It is not always the entrance, parking lot or best route

Sunrise:
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Sunset:
16:12

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